Claude Vonstoke Returns to the Essential Mix

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I was elated to see one of my favorite producer/DJs was being featured on BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix this weekend. The master of booty bass brought his eclectic mix of House music to the airwaves  this past Friday, six years after his debut with Essential Mix in 2007. Barclay Crenshaw, better known as Claude Vonstroke, has had a busy year culminating with the release of his third studio album Urban Animal and a 25-city North American tour in support of the release. Even more so, his label Dirtybird is absolutely flourishing thanks to unique and funky sounds by the likes of Eats Everything, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Hannah Wants, Catz ‘n Dogz, and plenty more.

This incredible two-hour mix sees Claude Vonstroke coming off his tour and coming in hot with recent and forth-coming releases on Dirtybird. The first half of the mix is straight four-on-the-floor booty bangers while the second half opens it up a bit with some non-Dirtybird artists, some Trap and Breaks sounds, and a well-rounded dose of dance music therapy. A couple standout tracks for me include the opening Jimmy Edgar remix of “Whip” as well as Doorly’s remix of Claude Vonstroke’s own “The Clapping Track”. Claude even admits the mix took a few takes to perfect and that it isn’t completely absent of “human error”. I trust only the finest-tuned ears will be able to pick up on those errors anyways…

Show Claude and the Dirtybird team some love if you like what you hear! I’ll be looking forward to catching the guys on Holy Ship in six weeks! *Track lists After Jump!*

And for nostalgic reasons…

2013 Edition:
Aden – Whip (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Kill Frenzy – For The Ladies
SecondCity – I Entr
Ghostea – Breathing Room
Shiba San – OKAY
Catz N’ Dogz – Body Comes First
Claude VonStroke – The Clapping Track (Doorly Remix)
Nick Olivetti – Da Noyz
KiNK – Dame Mas (feat. Milenta)
&ME – Everless
Matthew Johnson – Level 7 (Dixon Remix)
J.Phlip – Say My Name
SCNTST – Percee Scan
Claude VonStroke – Dood
Landmark – MUSIC R U (Riva Starr Cut Dub)
The Toyes – I Smoke Two (Claude VonStroke Edit)
EPROM – Turtle Ride
Dubspeeka – Gumbo
Dexter – Space Booty
Aaron Snapes – Whatcha Wanna Do (Mark Starr Remix)
FCL – It’s You (Fingers Acid Jam Vocal Edit)
Downtown Party Network – Space Me Out (Mario Basanov Remix) (feat. Eglė Sirvydytė)
PointBender – Escalator Shuffle
Re.You – Do I Know?
Dan McKie – The Sinner
Workidz – Washmachine
Claude VonStroke – Can’t Wait
Kill Frenzy – Naked Piano

2007 Edition:
Public Enemy ‘Countdown To Armageddon’ (Def Jam)
Akira Ifukube ‘Godzilla Theme’ (La La Land Records)
Justin Martin & Sammy D ‘Yum’ (Cadang / Dirtybird Re-Issue)
Frederic Galliano ‘Woualai (Soul Designer Remix) ‘F-Communications)
Italoboyz ‘Unknown’ (White Label)
John Coltrane ‘Bahia’ (Prestige)
DJ Deeon ‘Da Hoez’ (Freak Mode)
Sagat ‘Fuk Dat’ (Maxi Records)
Mike Dunn ‘So Let It Be House’ (Westbrook Records)
Detroit Grand Pubahs ‘Sandwiches’ (Throw)
Claude Vonstroke ‘Who’s Afraid Of Detroit (Claude Vonstroke Underground Dub)’ (Dirtybird)
Duoteque ‘Logo’ (Boxer)
DJ Koze Vs. Sid Lerock ‘Naked (DJ Koze Remix)’ (Cereal Killers)
Robag Whrume ‘Pelagia’ (Musik Krause)
Kevin Rocks ‘Maravillosso’ (Rocks Playground)
Marshall Jefferson ‘Mushrooms (Justin Martin Remix)’ (Airtight)
Ptoile ‘Tigre Della Stella’ (Channel Records)
Todd Bodine ‘Secret Edge’ (Mothership)
Martin Eyerer & Anthony Collins Present Starsniff ‘Manifestation’ (Le Bien Et Le Mal)
Voodeux ‘The Curse’ (Mothership)
Frankie ‘Mash (Donk Boyz House Remix) (Frankie Rec.)
Khia ‘My Neck (Acapella)’ (Direction)
Manic Minds ‘Trans (Fafa Monteco Remix)’ (Brique Rouge)
Ranier Weicheld ‘Bamboo’ (Great Stuff)
The Martin Brothers ‘Full Moon’ (Dirtybird)
Style Of Eye ‘The Big Kazoo’ (Dirtybird)
The Pack ‘Vans’ (Zomba US)
Mr Rogers Clip
Claude Vonstroke ‘The Killer’ (Dirtybird)
Michal Ho Feat. Lil Dirty ‘Break Free’ (Moon Harbour
Needles ‘Revox’ (CDR)
Style Of Eye ‘Hide’ (Dirtybird)
John Tejada ‘Timebomb’ (7th City)
Italoboyz ‘Zinga’ (Mothership)
Henrik Schwarz ‘Robert & Dornroosje’ (Not On Label) (contains sample From Robert Hood’s Track “Minus” From The Album “Internal Empire” (Tresor 27).
The Detroit Experiment ‘Think Twice (CVS Re-Edit)’ (Ropeadope Records
Reverend Tickle Clip
Burnto Bertolucci ‘Bake Me Dome Tonight (Claude V Unofficial Smiths Remix) (White Label)